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Sun Pharmaceutical Industries announced the US launch of Ezallor Sprinkle (rosuvastatin) capsules for the treatment of three types of elevated lipid disorders in people who have difficulty swallowing, a problem that is estimated to affect approximately 30-35% of long-term care residents.
Ezallor Sprinkle is indicated as an adjunct to diet for the treatment of adult patients with hypertriglyceridemia, as an adjunct to diet for the treatment of adult patients with primary dysbetalipoproteinemia (type III hyperlipoproteinemia), and as an adjunct to other lipid-lowering treatments (e.g., LDL apheresis) or as monotherapy if such treatments are unavailable, to reduce LDL-C, total cholesterol, and ApoB in adult patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. Ezallor Sprinkle has not been studied in Fredrickson type I and V dyslipidemias.
With the introduction of Ezallor Sprinkle, Sun Pharma continues our commitment of providing a portfolio of alternative formulation products to address the needs of people who have difficulty swallowing, which is especially prevalent among residents in long-term care facilities, said Abhay Gandhi, CEO, North America, Sun Pharma.
These patients often encounter more medication errors and challenges with medication administration as compared to long-term care residents who do not have difficulty swallowing, he added.
On consolidated basis, Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries' net profit fell 52.6% to Rs 635.88 crore on 5% increase in net sales to Rs 7044.26 crore in Q4 March 2019 over Q4 March 2018.
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries is the world's fourth largest specialty generic pharmaceutical company and India's top pharmaceutical company.